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Sunday All Day Check-in for the Herd: Greetings of the Moosekin

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Let the greetings begin!



  1. DeniseVelez

    next week we will get normal August weather here in the Hudson Valley.

    My prayers go out to those folks who are now homeless due to Idaho wildfires, and also for those caught in the death and turmoil in Egypt.


  2. louisprandtl

    bouts of rain later this afternoon.

    Egypt still worries me. It is really sad to see the loss of so many lives. I still think they could have resolved their differences via dialog.

    The Brotherhood is likely facing a ban now.

  3. emeraldmaiden

    Going to be a cool day, perfect for jellymaking. The cats have decided it’s a perfect day to lounge on the bed, snuggling in the Cookie Monster blanket. It’s blue and fuzzy, but has no googly eyes. Must fix that. 😉

    I suppose I should get some coffee down the hatch, else I’ll be joining them. Bed is warm and comfy.  

  4. anotherdemocrat

    It’s 65 right now, the high today – and for the rest of the week – is supposed to be only 98.

    I’m eating breakfast, watching Up. They’re talking about being post-post partisan.

    Beans are cooking, I’ll let them cool while I’m at church. Got other stuff to cook this afternoon. So today: church & cooking. That’s my normal Sunday.

    Oh – and the new a/c works great.

  5. slksfca

    Foggy again today but is predicted to burn off and give us our warmest day since July Fourth weekend, which would be really wonderful. A foretaste of our real summer, which begins next month.

    If the weather is indeed nice today I’ll be in Golden Gate Park at the weekly band concert. 🙂

  6. jlms qkw

    of my daughter washing dishes.  😉  she said last night that there weren’t “enough” dishes to wash yet and she would do it in the morning.  

    72f here, heading to the mid 90f’s by mid-afternoon.  

  7. Nurse Kelley

    3,000 Harleys drove up the pass yesterday for a POW/MIA rally in Cripple Creek. Many of them have never ridden in the mountains before, yet over half weren’t wearing helmets – including the ones who missed turns and laid their bikes down. Maybe next time they won’t wear flip-flops when they ride. [cranky nurse sighs]

    Time to make coffee and chase the cat down for his eye drops.

  8. princesspat

    So my family are all safe in their own homes this morning, the towels are washed, no little kids are in bed with me, and no big kids are laughing and drinking coffee…..a very quiet house this morning!

    It was a busy 10 days of visiting family filling our life.

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